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Crayon Shin-chan's Action Kamen Hero Stars in His Own Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Superhero appears in costume at bookstores to promote new Monthly Action magazine

Last month, Futabasha launched its new Monthly Action magazine with Action Kamen, a manga series based on the hero of the same name in Yoshito Usui's comedy manga Crayon Shin-chan. Datto Nishiwaki (Fate/stay night manga) writes and draws the spinoff.

In the original Crayon Shin-chan manga, Action Kamen is Shin-chan's favorite superhero on television. The first chapter of the new Action Kamen manga stars Yashio, a boy searching for a serial assailant who is only targeting children. When Yashio is attacked himself, a mysterious hero appears.

Monthly Action's inaugural issue has over 800 pages of manga, such as Akureki by Enokids (Kotoura-san), Cool Kyōshinsha's Kobayashi-san no Maidragon, Keita Sugawara and Shinji Inamitsu's Murder Incarnation, Kōichi Ōnishi's Otome Sensō Divici Valka, Calyx by Sesuna Mikabe (Akuma-sama Help), Rikijo by Utamaro (Maji Bura!?), Sawamisono's Chichakoi Nikki, and Tenshin Kijima's Kanro ni Kataomoi.

Futabasha is promoting its new magazine with videos featuring a live-action version of Action Kamen in costume. Action Kamen made appearances at book stores and hobby stores in Tokyo's Akihabara the day before the magazine was released.

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Comic Natalie (link 2)


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